• Short Summary

    Bernard Cuff and friends check and clean dogs entering their sanctuary for strays in Ascot, Berkshire.

  • Description

    M/Ss and C/Us as two women in full-skirted summer dresses and a man (Bernard Cuff) are seen putting three dogs in the back of a car, a Morris 1000 Estate (Traveller), then drive off along a country road - it is a lovely summer's day.

    Nice M/S as they park on a driveway, as one of the dogs has his head sticking out of the passenger window; they all get out and walk off as the commentator tells us "The location is a farm at Ascot in Berkshire, home of company director Bernard Cuff who spends all his spare time, and more than half his total income on rescuing dogs from police station pounds and keeping them until he can find them homes".

    M/S of a young man in the garden, pouring water into a basin on a table as the others enter with the dogs; two of them have their leads tied to stakes while the other is lifted onto the table to be checked over. M/S of one of the tied dogs lying down and barking (natural sound); M/Ss as the dog on the table has his ears examined and cleaned by the two men; the two women look on, one of them making notes. M/S of the second tied dog sitting and looking happy and wagging his tail!

    M/S at the table of the young man examining dog's teeth while one of the women puts flea powder on him (the dog, not the young man). M/S of another dog lying in the grass and looking contented.

    M/S of the two men and women plus a young girl walking with several dogs on leads along a forest pathway; C/U of Bernard Cuff.

    Note: there is some interesting documentation on file: extensive letters from Bernard Cuff, a small news article and a membership card from the Wokingham Area Dog Rescue and Welfare Society.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:34:55:00 / 01:36:50:00
    CP 291

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